19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!

Publish-date: Mar 22 2019 Update-date: Apr 06 2019
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19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!

Ramen is a popular dish that evolved with its own unique culture in Japan, and it combines the three elements of fast, cheap, and tasty. This article introduces 19 select ramen shops in Tokyo where you can enjoy a bowl for 1,000 JPY or less.

1. Hakata Ramen Kazu (Akasaka)

1. Hakata Ramen Kazu (Akasaka)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a place to enjoy authentic Hakata Ramen without leaving Tokyo. The signature [Special Kazu Ramen] (870 JPY) is a fabulous item with 100% tonkotsu (porkbone) soup; straight, thin noodles procured from Fukuoka; two large slices of homemade chashu (braised pork belly); and ajitama (soft-boiled marinated egg). All ramen here have rich and light flavors that are appealing to a wide audience. When eating here, be sure to try the free homemade rayu (chili oil) and spicy mustard greens that are on the table. They are both wonderful condiments that add accents characteristic of Hakata Ramen.

Hakata Ramen Kazu

Open: [Monday - Friday] 11:00 am - 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 2:00 am*We have a break from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
[Saturday] 11:00 am - 10:30 pm, without breaks in operation
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 900 JPY / [Lunch] 900 JPY
Access: A two minute walk from the Number 1 Exit of Tokyo Metro Akasaka Station. Head north, and turn right at the intersection with the SP Akasaka Building. It is on the right.
Address: Suzufuri Bldg. 1F, 5-1-36 Akasaka , Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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2. Ganso Sapporo-ya Aoyama Branch (Gaienmae)

2. Ganso Sapporo-ya Aoyama Branch (Gaienmae)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
As would be expected of a ramen shop run by a noodle company, the ramen noodles here are absolutely fantastic. The noodles that have been calculated to suit any soup are chewy and firm and have clear flavors that distinguish them from those served at other restaurants. The signature [Rich White Miso Ramen] (780 JPY) has rich, sweet flavors achieved by the restaurant's famous white miso soup and homemade nikumiso (miso-marinated ground meat). Other popular dishes include the vegetable-rich [Vegetable Ramen] (760 JPY) and [Seafood Tsukemen (cold noodles accompanied with a dipping sauce)] (800 JPY) with special thick noodles.

Ganso Sapporo-ya Aoyama branch

Open: [Weekdays] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
[Satuday, Sunday] 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 1,000 JPY / [Lunch] 600 JPY
Access: 3 minutes walk from the exit 3 of Gaienmae Station on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
Address: 2-7-27, Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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3. Jinweide Ropponogi Branch (Roppongi)

3. Jinweide Ropponogi Branch (Roppongi)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a restaurant in which to enjoy authentic flavors from Sichuan. There is a variety of seating types to suit all requirements, such as counter seating where you can watch the food being prepared in the kitchen on the other side of a glass pane, and sofa seating appropriate for families with children. The signature [Lan Zhou Hand-Pulled Noodles with Beef] (880 JPY) is in a beef bone broth that has been patiently simmered with more than 20 different spices. The hand-pulled noodles that are prepared once the order is placed are also a specialty of this restaurant and come in a choice of the most popular 2mm thin noodles, chewy medium thick noodles, flat noodles, or triangular uncut noodles.

Jinweide Ropponogi Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Lunch] 880 JPY / [Dinner] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F-2F, Hosyo Roppongi Social Bldg. by COAST, 7-14-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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4. Asahikawa Ramen Ueda Ebisu Branch (Ebisu)

4. Asahikawa Ramen Ueda Ebisu Branch (Ebisu)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a restaurant to enjoy Asahikawa Ramen, which is one of Hokkaido's regional ramens. The ramen here comes with low-moisture noodles that are procured directly from Asahikawa in Hokkaido that are served al dente so that they soak up the umami flavors while remaining firm until the bowl is finished. The specialty [Miso Ramen (with chashu, marinated bamboo shoots, corn and pea shoots)] (880 JPY) is made with miso that is also procured directly from Asahikawa. The secret to the delicious flavor is the chili peppers that are added to the slightly sweet barley miso to make it spicy. Another popular dish is the [Shoyu Ramen (with chashu and marinated bamboo shoots)] (780 JPY), which is known for its mild flavors.

Asahikawa Ramen Ueda Ebisu Branch

Open: [Weekdays] Lunch 11:45 am - 3:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
[Saturday] 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
*Closes early when ingredients run out, closed on some festival days
Closed: Sunday, National Holidays
Average price: 850 JPY
Address: 1F, Matsudai Bldg., 1-1-3, Ebisu Minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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5. Menya Fujishiro (Meguro)

5. Menya Fujishiro (Meguro)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a restaurant that is dedicated to serving food without any chemical additives, and prides itself in the chicken paitan soup made by patiently simmering for eight hours. The soup that is made with a Daisendori chicken base, with the added umami of roasted veal bone and tendon, dried sardines, shaved dried bonito, shiitake mushrooms and kombu seaweed, is rich yet light and is popular among a wide range of customers. The signature [Rich Chicken Paitan Ajitama Ramen] (850 JPY) comes with an ajitama with the aroma of bonito and straight, thin noodles that go perfectly with the soup. This is a dish to enjoy the delicate flavors that ramen can achieve.

Menya Fujishiro

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: Sunday
Average price: 850 JPY
Address: 109, Sunfelista Meguro, 2-27-1, Kami Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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6. Mansei Menten (Toranomon)

6. Mansei Menten (Toranomon)
This is a ramen shop run by a butcher that has been in operation for 70 years. It prides itself in the soup base made with plenty of pork and chicken bones. Herbs and soy sauce are added to the base to create a special soup that is light yet rich and is unique to this restaurant. The signature [Paigu (spare rib) Ramen] is a voluminous dish with egg noodles and crispy fried pork on top of this special soup. The pork katsu (fried cutlet) on the soup is juicy, and the soup with the umami of the pork that has seeped out is outstanding.

Mansei Menten

Open: [Weekdays] 10:00 am - 11:00 pm (L.O. 10:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 8:00 pm (L.O. 7:00 pm)
Closed: None
Average price: 900 JPY
Address: 1F, Kasumigaseki Bldg., 3-2-5, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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7. Keika Ramen Shinjuku Fan-ten (Shinjuku)

7. Keika Ramen Shinjuku Fan-ten (Shinjuku)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a branch of a popular ramen chain that originated in Kumamoto in Kyushu. The tonkotsu (pork bone) soup with umami extracted by cooking for a long time is a favorite across generations for its gentle flavors without any unpleasant odors. In particular, the [Taromen] (980 JPY) is a traditional item that was devised in Tokyo 50 years ago and has been handed down since. It is filled with vegetables, such as raw cabbage and wakame (seaweed) stems, reflecting the founder's desire to help customers to get their vegetable intake. It is also unique in that it has richly flavored pork kakuni (a stew of cubed meat) as a topping instead of chashu. The kakuni whets the appetite for the noodles and soup.

Keika Ramen Shinjuku Fan-ten

Open: 4:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 900 JPY
Address: B1F-B2F, Dai-2 Sun Park Bldg., 3-21-4, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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8. Kannana Tosakko Ramen (Ikebukuro)

8. Kannana Tosakko Ramen (Ikebukuro)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a ramen shop with a long history that originally started as a yatai (food stall). It is popular for the combination of its rich, soy-based soup with plenty of back fat and springy, medium-thick straight noodles. Its signature dish, [Tosakko Ramen] (750 JPY), is a great way to thoroughly enjoy the soup and noodles. The set that is available till 5:00 pm is a great deal, with a choice of a half portion of white or fried rice or gyoza dumplings with the [Tosakko Ramen] for 1,000 JPY or less. It is recommended for anyone with a big appetite.

Kannana Tosakko Ramen

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:45 - 5:00 pm
[Weekdays, Saturday] Dinner 5:00 pm - 6:00 am
[Sunday, National Holidays] Dinner 5:00 pm - 5:00 am
Closed: None
Average price: 750 JPY
Address: 1F, Sakuma Bldg., 1-39-4, Nishi Shinjuku, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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9. Gabai (Asakusa)

9. Gabai (Asakusa)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a ramen shop specializing in Kurume Ramen from Fukuoka, which is a rare find in Tokyo. The authentic flavors devised by the owner, who is from Kurume City, are defined by the rich yet light tonkotsu soup made by cooking for hours. The ramen here is meant to be customized. The firmness of the noodles, the strength, and spiciness of the soup, and the toppings are all chosen by the customer for the [Oreryu Custom Noodles (750 JPY)], which has light flavors that overturn conventional notions of tonkotsu soup. Be sure to visit and create your very own, special ramen.

Gabai

Open: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: 1,000 JPY
Address: 2-11-7, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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10. Sakura Teuchi Ramen (Jimbocho)

10. Sakura Teuchi Ramen (Jimbocho)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a restaurant distinguished by the hand-pulled noodles made by a Chinese chef and a beef broth soup. The special noodles are prepared in the evening and left overnight to enhance the structure and umami flavors. A little bit of lye water is applied to the surface so the noodles become curly with a chewy texture. The popular item is the [White Hand-pulled Beef Noodles (880 JPY)]. The light soup made by cooking beef knuckles and beef shank goes perfectly with the thick noodles. In the [Red Hand-pulled Beef Noodles (980 JPY)], the coriander leaves and spicy chili oil on top enhance the umami of the soup.

Sakura Teuchi Ramen

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed: Sunday
Average price: [Lunch] 800 JPY / [Dinner] 2,500 JPY
Address: 1F-2F, Aikei Bldg., 2-8-16, Kanda Jimbo-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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11. Tokuissyo Gyoza (Minami Sunamachi)

11. Tokuissyo Gyoza (Minami Sunamachi)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a restaurant to enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine, starting with ramen, at reasonable prices. The restaurant's pride is its popular [Tantanmen] (790 JPY) with rich sesame paste flavors and a stimulating spiciness that may get you hooked. It is a light dish and goes well with [Fried Rice] (580 JPY) and [Gyoza] (490 JPY). For those who like spicy food, there is the [Super Spicy Ramen] (790 JPY) with plenty of red chili pepper and sansho pepper. It is numbingly spicy yet somehow addictive.

Tokuissyo Gyoza

Open: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: 700 JPY
Address: 4F, Minami Sunamachi Shopping Center, 3-4-31, Shinsuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo 

12. Seiryu (Takashimadaira)

12. Seiryu (Takashimadaira)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant popular among locals that is also famous for its ramen. The recommended item is the [Seiryu Noodle Set] (980 JPY) that comes with ramen and a small rice bowl. There is a choice of either the salt or soy sauce ramen. As would be expected of a yakiniku restaurant, the ramen soup has concentrated umami of meat and is so good you'll want to pour it over the rice after eating the noodles. The rice that has soaked up all the umami of the soup is outstanding!

Seiryu

Open: Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (L.O. 2:30 pm), Dinner 4:00 pm - 2:00 am (L.O. 1:00 am)
Closed: None
Average price: [Lunch] 880 JPY / [Dinner] 3,000 JPY
Address: 2F, Sakae Bldg., 8-19-6, Takashimadaira, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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13. Fukutoku (Naka Okachimachi)

13. Fukutoku (Naka Okachimachi)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a restaurant that serves ramen, as well as a wide selection of Chinese dishes and a la carte dishes that go perfectly with alcohol. It is open till 5 am every day but Sunday, so it is a great place to go to at the end of a night out. The recommended dish is the [Tokyo Shitamachi Ramen] (780 JPY) made with a home-made soy-based sauce. The soup with a stock taken from plenty of pork, chicken, vegetables, and seafood is clear and has a light, delicate flavor. It goes perfectly with the medium-thin curly noodles. The [Vegetable Miso Ramen] (850 JPY), with an original miso soup made by blending several different kinds of miso, is also popular.

Fukutoku

Open: [Weekdays, Saturday] 11:00 am - 5:00 am
[Sunday] 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Lunch] 800 JPY / [Dinner] 1,000 JPY
Address: 1F, Ishiwa Bldg., 4-11-2, Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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14. Sapporo Sandaime Tsukimiken (Minami Sunamachi)

14. Sapporo Sandaime Tsukimiken (Minami Sunamachi)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a branch of an established Sapporo Ramen shop that has been around for more than 69 years. The secret soup that retains flavors that have been handed down over generations is made with a special miso sauce that has about 30 fruits and vegetables as the secret flavor and is aged between three days to a week. The [Miso Ramen] (980 JPY) made with this sauce has a special rich flavor achieved by blending red miso and white miso. The firm, medium-thick, curly noodles mix well with the soup creating a dish with deep flavors that seems to warm one to the core.

Sapporo Sandaime Tsukimiken

Open: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (L.O. 8:45 pm)
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 800 JPY
Address: 4F, Minami Sunamachi Shopping Center, 3-4-31 Shinsuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo (Map)

15. Takumiya (Kinshi-cho)

15. Takumiya (Kinshi-cho)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a ramen shop known for its carefully selected ingredients and delicate flavors. There is particular attention paid to the soy sauce, and the soup is made only the best soy sauces chosen from among around the country blended with about 30 ingredients including pork bone, chicken bone, kombu, vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The signature menu item, [Shoyu Ramen with Ajitama] (690 JPY), has thin, flat, curly noodles that are chewy and calculated to go perfectly with the soup. With delicate flavors characteristic of Japanese cuisine, this is one ramen you must try when you visit Japan.

Takumiya

Open: [Monday, Wednesday, Thursday] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
[Friday, Sunday, National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm *Closes when ingredients run out
Closed: Tuesday *Open if it is a National Holiday
Average price: 800 JPY
Address: 3-9-9, Taihei, Sumida-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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16. Aji No Saika (Mitaka)

16. Aji No Saika (Mitaka)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a Chinese restaurant committed to serving healthy food, known for its original noodles made by mixing carefully selected wheat flour with other ingredients and resting the dough for about 50 hours after kneading. There is a selection of different noodles, ranging from the standard Chinese-style noodles to flat noodles with raw vegetables blended in. Recommended is the colorful [Spinach and Tomato Tsukemen] (830 JPY) with two types of noodles with raw vegetables blended in. Dip the noodles in a salt-based sauce rich in vegetable extracts, and you'll experience amazingly light flavors rarely found in the Chinese cuisine commonly served in Japan.

Aji No Saika

Open: [Tuesday - Friday, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
[Saturday, Sunday, National Holidays] 11:00 am - 8:30 pm (L.O. 8:00 pm)
Closed: Monday
Average price: 600 JPY
Address: 3-23-16, Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo (Map)
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17. Menya Isoroku (Mizue)

17. Menya Isoroku (Mizue)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This restaurant is based on the concept of a ramen shop to enjoy alcohol, and is a place where you can have ramen in a relaxing environment like an izakaya (Japanese pub). The menu is extensive, with a wide variety of ramen, toppings, and a la carte dishes. Recommended is the [Goma Miso Tantanmen] (850 JPY). The soup that has a blend of doubanjiang​ chili paste, tian mian jiang sweet flour paste, tahini, and a special miso is an outstanding dish with fantastic flavors that tantanmen (dan dan noodles) lovers swear by.

Menya Isoroku

Open: [Monday, Wednesday - Saturday, National Holidays, Day before National Holidays] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
[Sunday] Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed: Tuesday
Average price: [Lunch] 1,000 JPY / [Dinner] 2,000 JPY
Address: 1-48-1, Edogawa, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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18. Chinese Restaurant Lotus Moon Shin Marunouchi Building (Tokyo)

18. Chinese Restaurant Lotus Moon Shin Marunouchi Building (Tokyo)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a restaurant with a full menu consisting of creative Chinese cuisine and vegetable-rich dishes. There is a selection of healthy ramen choices, such as [Vegetable Packed Soup Noodles] (860 JPY (excl. tax)) and [Negi Soba Noodles with Dried Shrimp] (1,050 JPY (excl. tax)). The [Tantanmen] (960 JPY each (excl. tax)) that comes in a choice of red, white or black, is especially popular. Choose your favorite from among the standard [White Sesame Tantanmen], the [Black Sesame Tantanmen] with the aroma of black sesame and sansho peppers that go well together, and the [Red Tantanmen] full of red chili pepper.

Chinese Restaurant Lotus Moon Shin Marunouchi Building

Open: Hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sundays: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed: None
Average price: [Dinner] 3,000 JPY / [Lunch] 880 JPY
Access: Straight from JR line, Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line. Basement level 1 of the Shinmaru Building.
Address: Shin Marunouchi Bldg. B1F , 1-5-1 Marunouchi , Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Map)
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19. Rairaitei Kodaira Nakamachi Branch (Kodaira)

19. Rairaitei Kodaira Nakamachi Branch (Kodaira)
19 Select Ramen Shops in Tokyo for a Great Meal Under 1,000 JPY!
This is a branch of a popular ramen chain with shops around the country. It is known for its Kyoto-style soy sauce soup with plenty of back fat floating on the surface. The soup is rich but has a light flavor and goes perfectly with the thin yet chewy noodles, making the ramen here a favorite among people of all ages. The recommended way to eat here is to order the standard [Ramen] (670 JPY) and select toppings from among nine choices including [Chashu Topping] (162 JPY) and [Ajitama Topping] (108 JPY). There is also a wide selection of a la carte dishes, such as [Gyoza] (302 JPY) and [Karaage] (464 JPY).

Rairaitei Kodaira Nakamachi Branch

Open: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed: Irregular
Average price: 800 JPY
Address: 269-2, Nakamachi, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo (Map)
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Ramen is not just tasty, but also filling and affordable. Be sure to find your favorite restaurant in between sightseeing.
Disclaimer: All information is accurate at time of publication.
Publish-date: Mar 22 2019 Update-date: Apr 06 2019
Author: SAVOR JAPAN

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